Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.

— Alfred L. Kroeber

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All civilization in a sense exists only in the mind.

Gunpowder, textile arts, machinery, laws, telephones are not themselves transmitted from man to man or from generation to generation, at least not permanently. It is the perception, the knowledge and understanding of them, their ideas in the Platonic sense, that are passed along. Everything social can have existence only through mentality.

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